COMMUNITY EVENTS

"RAISE THE BAR" FOR FINANCIAL LITERACY
THROUGH SEPTEMBER -
You can help "Raise the Bar" and support financial literacy at Bartholomew County Schools during the month of September by a purchasing a candy bar for $1 at any Centra branch.  For each candy bar sold, the Centra Foundation will donate 50 cents to support the "Saving with Mandy and Randy" elementary programs and "Making the Right Moves" programs used at both Columbus North and Columbus East High Schools.

 

"SOUPTEMBER" WITH COLUMBUS SUNRISE ROTARY
THROUGH SEPTEMBER -
The Columbus Rotary Club is using special soup cans located throughout the community to collect donations to help Love Chapel re-stock its' food pantry shelves.  The "Souptember" effort needs your donations of money to help Love Chapel feed the needy in our community.  For more information, call 343-3038.

 

FUN RUN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 26 -
Volunteers are needed to help at the Fun Run on Friday, September 26th, at Mill Race Park in Columbus.  This running event is for tots - 6th graders, and takes place the evening before the Mill Race Mararthon, Half Marathon, and 5K Run.  Adult volunteers are needed for shifts starting mid-morning and running through early evening.  If you'd like to volunteer, go to www.millracemarathon.com and click on Kid's Fun Run.  This event is sponsored by Main Source Bank, REACH Healthy Communities, and WIN 104.9.

  
SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER AT ART GUILD OF HOPE
THROUGH SEPTEMBER 28 -
A silent auction of donated art and paintings to benefit the Art Guild of Hope is going on now through Sunday, September 28th, during Hope Heritage Days.  For more information, visit www.hopeartguild.com.

   

SOUTH CENTRAL MEN'S FELLOWSHIP AT BURNSVILLE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
SEPTEMBER 23 -
All men are welcome to attend the South Central Men's Fellowship on Tuesday, September 23rd, at the Burnsville Christian Church.  Dinner will feature beans and cornbread at 6:30 PM with the meeting to follow at 7:15 PM.  For more information, call David Wilson at 812-344-6041.

 

COLUMBUS AREA COLLEGE FAIR AT COLUMBUS EAST HIGH SCHOOL
SEPTEMBER 25 -
Columbus East High School will host the Columbus Area College Fair on Thursday, September 25th, on the gallery level from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM.  There will be over 70 colleges/universities in attendance answering your questions.  Parents are strongly encouraged to attend.  Enter the fair by the flag pole off of Marr Road. 

 

COLUMBUS NORTH HALL OF FAME INDUCTION
SEPTEMBER 26 -
The Bull Dog Alumni Association's 2nd Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be on Friday, September 26th, at Columbus North High School.  School tour available starting at 5:00 PM, reception with refreshments at 5:30 PM, Hall of Fame Inductions in the new student commons area at 6:15 PM, and the Homecoming football game vs. Terre Haute North at 7:30 PM.  For more information, visit www.columbusnorthalumni.org.



DONNER PARK VARIETY SHOW
SEPTEMBER 27 -
The final Donner Park Variety Show will be on Saturday, September 27th, at the Donner Park Shelter House.  WCSI's Sam Simmermaker will emcee the show featuring Charlie Moore, the Pleasant Valley Singers from Brown County, duo Ruby & Joe, and Guy Paranavitana singing Frank Sinatra songs. 


47TH ANNUAL HOPE HERITAGE DAYS
SEPTEMBER 26 - 28 -
Enjoy great entertainment, food booths, arts and craft booths, Pioneer Village, and much more on the Hope Town Square for the 47th Annual Hope Heritage Days from Friday, September 26th - Sunday, September 28th.  This year's theme is "Pride In Our Past, Faith In Our Future".  New this year is "Antique Alley" on Washington Street, just off the Town Square.  On Saturday, Country recording artist Clayton Anderson will headline the entertainment on the Main Stage, followed by fireworks.  The parade spectacular will be on Sunday, starting at 2:30 PM, with Hope resident Bob May as parade grand marshal.  Sammy Terry will be in the parade, and then will have a meet and greet after the parade.  Register for the parade or for more information, visit www.heritageofhope.com.     


J-C-C-T'S "A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS" AUDITIONS
SEPTEMBER 28 & 30 -
The Jackson County Community Theater will hold auditions for A Charlie Brown Christmas at The Royal Off-the-Square Theatre in Brownstown on Sunday, September 28th, and Tuesday, September 30th, at 7:00 PM.  Those interested in a role of Charlie Brown, Frieda, Schroeder, Violet, Snoopy, Patty, Pig Pen, Linus, Sally, Lucy, or Shermy are encouraged to audition.  For more information, visit jcct.org.


PREGNANCY CARE CENTER FALL VOLUNTEER TRAINING AT MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH IN COLUMBUS
SEPTEMBER 29 -
The Memorial Baptist Church, 2320 7th St., Columbus, will host the Pregnancy Care Center's Fall Volunteer Training.  Volunteer training will be from Monday, September 29th - Thursday, October 2nd, from 8:30 AM - Noon each day at the church.  For more information, contact Christy Shaw at 812-378-4114 or email at christys@affirminglifeonline.org.

MEN TAKE A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 1 -
The 3rd Annual Men Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence event will be on Wednesday, October 1st, in Downtown Columbus.  All men are welcome to join the march on Washington Street starting at 1:00 PM to the steps of Columbus City Hall.  A brief ceremony will be held acknowledging all the saying "No!" to domestic violence in our community.  To join, email Benjamin 4744@comcast.net.

 

42ND ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST IN SEYMOUR
OCTOBER 2 - 4 -
The 42nd Annual Oktoberfest in Downtown Seymour will be from Thursday, October 2nd - Saturday, October 4th.  The 3 day festival will feature a biergarten, great food, games and contests, live music and other entertainment, parade on Saturday at 1:30 PM, a 5K walk/run/wheelchair race, flea markets, carnival rides, and much more.  For more information, visit www.seymouroktoberfest.com.


2ND ANNUAL INDIANA BICYCLE CHALLENGE
OCTOBER 4 -
The 2nd annual Indiana Bicycle Challenge is a family friendly event. It takes place Saturday, October 4th, at Ceraland. There are rides for adults and children ages 8-and-up. You can ride in one of the open rides (at your own pace) or race against other cyclists. You can even help your local hospital win $2500 for obesity prevention. For more details or to get registered, click here. 


BILLIE MARLIN MEMORIAL DOG DAY AT BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY 4-H FAIRGROUNDS
OCTOBER 4 -
The Billie Marlin Memorial Dog Day at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds will be on Saturday, October 4th, benefiting the Bartholomew County Humane Society.  Registration begins at 9:00 AM and opening ceremonies and walk begin at 10:00 AM.  Registration fee is $25 for first dog and $5 per additional dog registered to the same person.  Participants will receive a T-shirt for each registration and doggie bag per registered dog.  Dogs must be on a leash and get along with other dogs.  Pick up pledge sheets at the Humane Society and Athens Animal Clinic.  For each $100 collected, registration fees will be waived.  There will also be a silent auction, pet contests, booths, and food & drinks.  For more information, call 372-6063. 

 

NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE DAY AT JENNINGS COUNTY LIBRARY
OCTOBER 8 -
The Jennings County Library will celebrate National Youth Science Day on Wednesday, October 8th, with a program on rockets.  Join Melessa Wiesehan from the Purdue Extension Office and Miss Annie from the library to learn how rockets can help rescue people during emergency situations, such as natural disasters.  Children attending will work in teams to build rockets and then launch them to complete a storm survival scenario.  Space is limited, so please register.  Register at the Information Desk at the library, call 346-2091, or visit www.jenningslib.org



HEARTFELT HONORS QUILTS DISPLAY AT COMMUNITY CHURCH OF COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 10 -
A display of more than 120 Heartfelt Honors Quilts created by local quilters on Friday, October 10th, fgrom 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM at the Community Church of Columbus, corner of North Marr Road and Rocky Ford.  The display thanks and honors wounded and traumatized service men and women from the Iran/Afghanistan conflicts.  The display also features a special exhibition of quilts to honor women vets battling breast cancer.

 

31ST ANNUAL ETHNIC EXPO IN DOWNTOWN COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 10 & 11 -
The 31st Annual Ethnic Expo will be in Downtown Columbus on Friday, October 10th, and Saturday, October 11th, from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM both days.  This year's host country will be Mexico.  There will be Ethnic food and drinks from numerous countries, live music on stage both days, market of goods representing many countries, parade at 11:00 AM on Saturday, and fireworks at 8:15 PM on Saturday.  For more information, visit www.ethnicexpo.org.  

 

KIWANIS INCREDIBLE DUCK SPLASH AT MILL RACE PARK IN COLUMBUS
OCTOBER 11 -
The 11th Annual Kiwanis Incredible Duck Splash will be on Saturday, October 11th, starting at Noon near Round Lake in Mill Race Park after the Ethnic Expo parade.  There will be a bounce house, Dilly Bar coupons, Walgreen's health tests, Indy Admirals remote control boats, photo ops with some of your favorite Star Wars characters, and a free magic show at 1:00 PM.  Adopt a duck and you could win over $12,000 in cash and prizes.  One duck will have 10 chances to win a new car or $50,000 in cash!  Proceeds will benefit youth programs in Bartholomew County.  For more information, visit www.kducks.com.


SOUTH CENTRAL MEN'S FELLOWSHIP AT HARTSVILLE CHURCH OF CHRIST
OCTOBER 28 -
All men are welcome to attend the South Central Men's Fellowship on Tuesday, October 28th, at the Hartsvill Church of Christ.  Dinner will be served starting at 6:30 PM with the meeting to follow at 7:15 PM.  For more information, call David Wilson at 812-344-6041. 


ANNUAL F-F-A CRAFT SHOW AT CROTHERSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
NOVEMBER 22 -
The Crothersville FFA Chapter will hold their 20th Annual Craft Show on Saturday, November 22nd, in the Crothersville High School main and auxiliary gyms from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM.  There will also be a silent auction, and the FFA will be serving grilled pork burgers for lunch.  Booths are available for $25 per space (10 foot with a 6 foot table).  There will be boxes at the entrance for donations of non-perishable food items and new to slightly used toys.  Proceeds will benefit the annual Toy and Food Drive held near Christmas.  For more information, call Linda Begley at 793-2051 or email at misenhower@crothersville.k12.in.us.

 

 

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